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review by Pham Binh | May 9, 2013
Beyond Capitalism by Simon Hardy and Luke Cooper is an ambitious attempt to contextualize the crisis of the international left, a left that has proved unable to stop austerity. Following Mark Fisher, author of Capitalist Realism, Hardy and Cooper lay heavy emphasis on socialism no longer being viewed as a credible alternative. They argue that Margaret Thatcher's "there is no alternative" mantra has infected the outlook of Britain's Labour Party and union leaders to such an extent that these forces continually capitulate to neoliberalism rather than act as bulwarks of resistance.
Bullet #818: Alienation: An Introduction to Marx's Theory
by Mark Bergfeld | May 9, 2013
An interview with Dan Swain about his book Alienation: An Introduction to Marx's Theory. Marx used the philosophic theme of alienation throughout the 1840s. His later works such as Capital (1867) tend to focus on political economy and social science. Books on Capital pop-up like wild flowers these days. Books on alienation are a rarity.
What's New: Always with the Oppressed: Akiva Orr 1931-2013
by Musa Budeiri | May 8, 2013
In February 2013, I participated with a small group of Israelis and Arabs in bidding farewell to Akiva Orr. I could not help recalling our first meeting nearly forty five-years earlier and my mind went back to the genealogy of individuals and events stretched across geography and time that had originally led me to his door in London, soon after my return from my first visit to Israel...and to Palestine.
What's New: We Need to Restore the European Monetary System
by Oskar Lafontaine | May 8, 2013
Chancellor Angela Merkel's European policy is increasingly under pressure. Not only European Commission President Manuel Barroso, but also Enrico Letta, recently mandated by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano to form the new government, have criticized her austerity policies, which have been dominant in Europe and are leading to disaster. Europe's leaders have long been at a loss. The economic situation is worsening from month to month, and unemployment has reached a level which is increasingly undermining democratic structures.
by Dick Nichols | May 8, 2013
At the third national congress of the Left Party (Parti de Gauche) held in Bordeaux, France's newest and fastest-growing socialist group seemed to come of age. Only four years old, the Left Party was born after its leading figure, Jean-Luc Melenchon, long-time leader of left currents in the Socialist Party, abandoned it after the tendencies in the SP opposing neoliberal austerity mustered only 19 per cent support at its 2008 congress.
by Richard Fidler | May 7, 2013
A major objective of the Québec Solidaire congress was to update and supplement the party's platform in the 2012 Quebec election, in anticipation of another election expected within the next year or so, as the Parti Québécois government lacks a majority in the National Assembly. The congress also had to update the party's financial structure to correspond to new party-finance legislation; elect a new president of the party; launch the next phase in the party's process of adopting a program; and draw a balance-sheet on its experience in attempts to negotiate electoral alliances with other pro-independence political parties.
What's New: Israeli Attack on Syria: Stop the drive to war
by CPA | May 7, 2013
The recent Israeli attacks on Syrian territory are designed to further destabilize the situation in the area and push us closer to a larger regional war. They are illegal under international law and must be condemned.
Death by the barracks May 25, 2013
Sweden's 30 years of income redistribution May 24, 2013
The Third American Revolution May 24, 2013
Speaking Up For Future Generations May 24, 2013
Rebels Without a Pause May 24, 2013
Fault lines - there are two SWP oppositions May 24, 2013
China: Fed up With Growth at Any Cost May 23, 2013
The Faullines May 23, 2013
In Bolivia, Morales faces a challenge from below May 23, 2013
BDS News - May 13 May 22, 2013
Left Unity and the need for a broad party May 21, 2013In The News archive:
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| 7:30pm, Tuesday June 11, 2013
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Lessons from the Greek Left
Michalis Spourdalakis is a founding member of Syriza and currently serves on its policy planning committee. Professor of Political Science at Athens University and current chair of the Hellenic Political Science Association, he is also on the Secretariat of Nicos Poulantzas Institute, and a corresponding editor of the Socialist Register. He is the author of many books including The Rise of the Greek Socialist Party and Party of European Socialists: Prospects and Challenges. His is a frequent contributor on Greek politics for The Bullet, and his essay "Left Strategy in the Greek Cauldron: Explaining Syriza's Success" appears in The Socialist Register 2013.
The Bullet No. 643: Syriza's Rise
Endorsed by Centre for Social Justice, Socialist Project, Dept. of Political Science York University | Facebook event
| 1:00pm, Saturday May 25, 2013
OISE, Room 5-280, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto.
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|Afrikan Liberation Day Discussion: South Africa After Marikana|
In August last year South Africa was rocked by a wave of strikes that ended with state police forces massacring 44 striking mineworkers at Marikana. The incident received widespread condemnation from around the world, including from activists in Toronto who held a protest outside the South African embassy. It also hearkened back to the darkest days of apartheid, where security forces routinely gunned down protestors and jailed activists. Since the massacre an inquiry commission has been launched to uncover the truth of what occurred at Marikana, although it has recently been plagued by killings of those who were scheduled to give their testimony to the commission. The massacre and its aftermath raises crucial questions for international solidarity activists interested in building links with South African workers. How can we support the struggles of those miners who face violence from both police, the mining bosses, and the ANC government? What can we learn from the international anti-apartheid movement of previous generations to inform this struggle? How are Canadian mining companies complicit in violence against workers and communities in Southern Africa (Azania) and beyond? Join us for an update on the situation in South Africa since Marikana, and a discussion of how we can build international solidarity with South African workers.
* Rehad Desai (Spokesperson for the Marikana Support Campaign, and documentary filmmaker, currently making a film about the the Marikana Massacre)
* Sankara Leach (Activist, formerly involved in Azanian Anti-Apartheid Struggle)
* Guest Speaker (Researcher and Activist on mining justice in Sub-Saharan Africa)
Endorsed by: Network for Pan-Afrikan Solidarity, Mining Injustice Solidarity Network, CUPE Ontario International Solidarity Committee | Facebook event
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